I'm 14 years old and I've been depressed for the past several months. I feel like I need to tell someone, but I don't know how to approach my friends and family. No one knows I'm depressed because I put on an act at school and home so that my friends and family won't be concerned. My dad will freak out and think it's his fault somehow, and my step-mom will probably brush it off. My friends with think that I'm just trying to get attention and will ignore it, along with probably ignoring me. And my friends make fun of mental illnesses all the time, so how am I supposed to tell them I have one?
Please help ASAP because I have school tomorrow and I need to do something soon!
Endless thanks and blessings,